Board of directors financial reporting fundamentals Course

Board of directors financial reporting fundamentals Course


Welcome to the Board of Directors Financial Reporting Fundamentals course! Effective financial reporting is crucial for board members to fulfill their oversight responsibilities and make informed decisions about the organization's financial health and performance. This course is designed to provide board members with a comprehensive understanding of financial reporting fundamentals, enabling them to interpret financial statements, assess financial risks, and ask informed questions to management and auditors. Whether you're a seasoned board member or new to the role, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill your fiduciary duties and contribute to the long-term success of your organization.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding Financial Statements: Develop a solid understanding of financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, to analyze the organization's financial position, performance, and cash flow dynamics.
  2. Evaluating Financial Performance: Learn how to interpret financial ratios and key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the organization's financial performance, profitability, liquidity, and solvency, and identify areas of strength and weakness.
  3. Assessing Financial Risks: Identify and assess financial risks facing the organization, including credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, and operational risk, and understand their potential impact on the organization's financial stability and resilience.
  4. Understanding Internal Controls and Audit Processes: Gain insight into internal control frameworks and audit processes to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls, detect potential fraud or irregularities, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  5. Enhancing Board Oversight and Governance: Strengthen board oversight and governance practices related to financial reporting, risk management, and internal controls, and foster a culture of transparency, accountability, and integrity within the organization.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Improved Board Effectiveness and Decision-making: Equipping board members with financial reporting fundamentals enhances their ability to understand and assess financial information, enabling more informed decision-making and strategic oversight of the organization.
  2. Enhanced Financial Transparency and Accountability: Promoting greater transparency and accountability in financial reporting processes strengthens stakeholder confidence and trust in the organization's financial management practices, reducing reputational risks and enhancing investor relations.
  3. Strengthened Risk Management and Compliance: Enhancing board members' understanding of financial risks and internal controls enables more effective oversight of risk management processes and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices.
  4. Increased Investor Confidence and Access to Capital: Demonstrating robust financial reporting and governance practices signals to investors and creditors that the organization is well-managed and financially sound, increasing confidence and access to capital for future growth initiatives.
  5. Alignment with Best Practices and Standards: Ensuring that board members are knowledgeable about financial reporting fundamentals and best practices aligns the organization with industry standards and regulatory expectations, reducing the likelihood of compliance issues and regulatory penalties.

Target Participants:

 This course is designed for current and aspiring board members, including directors, trustees, and governing body members, who are responsible for providing oversight of financial reporting and governance within their organizations. It is suitable for individuals with varying levels of financial literacy, from those with limited financial experience to seasoned executives seeking to deepen their understanding of financial reporting principles and practices.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Financial Reporting Fundamentals
    • Overview of financial reporting principles and regulatory requirements
    • Importance of financial reporting for board oversight and decision-making
    • Case Study: Analyzing financial statements for a nonprofit organization
  2. Understanding Financial Statements
    • Overview of the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement
    • Key components and concepts of financial statements
    • Case Study: Interpreting financial statements for a publicly traded company
  3. Analyzing Financial Performance
    • Financial ratios and KPIs for assessing profitability, liquidity, and solvency
    • Benchmarking financial performance against industry peers and historical trends
    • Case Study: Evaluating financial performance and trends for a manufacturing company
  4. Assessing Financial Risks
    • Identification and assessment of financial risks facing the organization
    • Strategies for mitigating financial risks and enhancing financial resilience
    • Case Study: Assessing credit and market risks in a financial institution
  5. Internal Controls and Audit Processes
    • Overview of internal control frameworks, including COSO and COBIT
    • Role of internal and external auditors in evaluating internal controls and financial reporting processes
    • Case Study: Evaluating internal controls and audit findings for a publicly traded company
  6. Board Oversight and Governance Practices
    • Best practices for board oversight of financial reporting, risk management, and compliance
    • Responsibilities of the audit committee and other board committees related to financial oversight
    • Case Study: Strengthening board governance and oversight practices in a nonprofit organization
  7. Ethical Considerations in Financial Reporting
    • Importance of ethical behavior and integrity in financial reporting processes
    • Identification and management of ethical dilemmas and conflicts of interest
    • Case Study: Addressing ethical challenges in financial reporting decision-making

Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
12/08/2024 To 16/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/09/2024 To 13/09/2024 5 Days Nanyuki, Kenya
07/10/2024 To 11/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
04/11/2024 To 08/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
02/12/2024 To 06/12/2024 5 Days Dubai, UAE
30/12/2024 To 03/01/2025 5 Days Nairobi Kenya